Red Lentil and swiss chard curry

Red lentil and swiss chard curry

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Time: 25 mins
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  • 8 oz red lentils
  • 1 pint water
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 ts tumeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 sprig fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 green chilli, halved and chopped
  • 2 stalks swiss chard


Wash lentils in 4-5 changes of water, until water is clear.  Drain.  Add 1 pint water and cover and simmer gently without stirring for 10-15 minutes until lentils are thoroughly cooked through.  Blend with a masher or beat with an egg beater.  Add chilli powder, ground coriander, tumeric, green chilli, salt, fresh coriander and tomatoes.  Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Fry onion and swiss chard in butter and when brown pour over daal.  Garnish with chopped chilli.  Serve with rice or chapati.